Thursday, 28 May 2009
The above pic is my Artist's Alley entry for the Expo. The theme was 'Self Portrait' so went a ways to reveal a bit of my eeeevil side! >:-) It didn't place anywhere in the contest (congrats to the winnars! ^_^ ), but I had a lot of fun doing it. Does it look anything like me? That depends I suppose, heh...
Still feel very much in an experimental stage where I test the waters with various techniques at every opportunity. With this one I had a big play with inking... hatching, cross-hatching and 'let's do a thousand more lines' hatching were all in full swing. Kind of went overboard with it but at the same time I almost feel as though I didn't do enough. ^^;
Oh and please excuse the signature thingy in the bottom left. I'm normally loathed to do that on illustrations, especially one so big, but there was big white gap in the corner that needed filling somehow (maybe that's the wrong attitude...). I made the siggy up at the last minute and came up with that funky little thing. It's a bit unusual so might stick with it for now, lol. Oh and I'm still trying to work out the best way to draw hands, damn them. Think I got about half of the fingers okay, but it's always hard!
I entered this on Saturday and later saw it nestled in the top left corner of the over 16s section... if anyone saw it there I hope they liked it! ^_^
Sunday, 24 May 2009
Tuesday, 19 May 2009
Japanofail Issue 1 - 24 pages of 4-panel jokes based on or around Japan, anime, manga, video games and pretty much whatever else I think up. Starting out mainly as a testing ground (found here), the feedback so far has been really positive so ran with the idea.
The online version's nearly up to number 20, while the comic goes ahead to nearly double that due to a frenzied drawing session a couple of weeks ago. There are a couple of extra strips in there as well so it's pretty cool I'm pretty pleased with it - it took less than two months from between the first page upload to holding a finished copy in my hands. It's been a rough road but I hope people enjoy it!
Here are a couple of previews, but as half of it's already online you can go here and read some more! Hope you enjoy it, but remember: Physical comics are better. ^_^
Interested but can't get to an event? It is now available on my little shop: http://www.ushiocomics.co.uk/
Saturday, 16 May 2009
Thursday, 14 May 2009
Not much to add from what I said on the previous announcement, but here are a couple of preview pages to check out.
Currently being printed, so should be fine to bring to the Expo next weekend! I'm absolutely petrified about the idea of selling these things and its repercussions. I think I'm getting better at it, but on the scale of things I've still no real clue on how to write a comic or anything like that. I'm just going with the flow for now and hoping that people like what I've done. I resist the urge to descend into a screaming panic. There's no room for regrets! Onward! XD
Beholder of the Eye is available at my online shop: http://www.ushiocomics.co.uk/
Sunday, 10 May 2009
Not much else to say. If you want to read some of it, check out: www.drunkduck.com/japanofail, but be warned the comic goes well beyond what's currently available online. ;-D Will reveal more info once I've got a physical copy to show. Please look forward to it!
Friday, 8 May 2009
Tuesday, 5 May 2009
I can't relax just yet as there's still lots to do! Current comic-making status:
D.R.U.N.K. - totally finished. I have a stack of them ready and waiting to be sold.
Beholder of the Eye 1 - Finished and over at the printer. Will get a proof and then decide on how many I want done.
Japanofail - SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! I am hoping to get a hardcopy of my webcomic ready for the Expo. I've got about 13 pages worth of material done so far, just really need to dig in and get that page count up! Reckon I'll be working on this all this week so fingers crossed I can make it in time. If you want to check it out it's still ongoing here: http://www.drunkduck.com/Japanofail/index.php
It's all happening then! Will I rise to the challenge, or fail epicly? We'll find out very soon! ^_^